Andrew Ference  is going home after making Boston a home for years.
The Edmonton native signed a four-year deal with a cap hit of $3.25 million on the first day of free agency, according to TSN. The Bruins had told Ference following the season that they would not be re-signing him due to their abundance of youth on defense and their lack of salary cap space.
The 34-year-old Ference had played for the Bruins since they traded for him in the 2006-07 season. He played a major role in their 2011 Stanley Cup  championship and wore an ‘A’ for his final two years with the B’s.
For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins .